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COOLEST CONTEMPORARY ART GALLERIES IN STOCKHOLMStockholm is a bridge between the old and the new; the natural and the human-made. That makes it a cultural mecca for art enthusiasts hoping to catch a glimpse of the Next Big Thing. Any Scandinavian tour worth its salt will give you ample time to experience all the artistic wonders Stockholm has to offer. Your tour guide will have a wealth of suggestions about where to visit, but if you want to get started planning your trip to Stockholm now, read on for our recommendations:
Magasin III Museum and Foundation for Contemporary Art.
What could be a more ideal location for a contemporary art museum than a warehouse built in the 1930s? The almost-too-good-to-be-true grounds of the Magasin III Museum cover a massive area – approximately 1500 square meters. International icons from the global art community have showings here throughout the year. In addition to those, this museum boasts a private collection of more than 600 pieces. Art junkies can even come here to hear lectures from artists and art collaboratives from all over the world, so check the museum's calendar online to see what's scheduled during your visit to Stockholm.
The Wetterling Gallery opened in 1978, and it has been a beacon of innovation in the contemporary art world ever since. Some of the specialties of this gallery are photography, sculpture, and painting. All of the trendiest Swedish artists have showcases here, but international artists also get their due. With seven annual exhibitions, the Wetterling has something to offer tourists visiting Stockholm in every season. As if that weren't enough, this gallery also hosts about four major art fairs every year.
Housed in an Art Nouveau building that's arguably a work of art in its own right, Fotografiska is one of the busiest galleries in Stockholm, hosting 15-20 exhibitions every year. As the name implies, this gallery primarily specializes in photography exhibitions. Swedish pride is on display alongside the framed prints here – internationally-admired super-shutterbugs such as Klara Källström and Helena Blomqvist choose Fotografiska to display their latest collections. No matter what you're doing on the rest of your Swedish adventure tour, the artists featured in this gallery will be exploring a theme with which anyone can identify.
The Maria Bonnier Dahlin Foundation is responsible for this fresh, modern gallery that aims to celebrate the youngest, most promising artists in Sweden.
BonniersKonsthall is situated in central Stockholm, making it a convenient stop for anyone on a guided tour of Scandinavian attractions. This gallery seeks not only to inspire, but also educate its patrons. It is a non-profit, independent institution.
Galleri Magnus Karlsson
In a few years, this gallery will be celebrating its 30th anniversary, so tourists visiting Sweden can expect an extraordinary sequence of showings leading up to its special day in 2020. Galleri Magnus Karlsson is located about 100 km west of Stockholm, but its well worth the drive, especially if you're already visiting the Royal Swedish Academy of Fine Arts (where Magnus Karlsson is hosted). In addition to the more traditional arts, this gallery also celebrates architecture. The greatest talents in Sweden will be sure to have exhibitions here. If you're looking for a gallery that rivals those in New York, Paris, and Tokyo, Galleri Magnus Karlsson is a perfect choice.
No matter how many days are included in your Scandinavia itinerary do not overlook these exciting art galleries.